Current and Future Tendering Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some selected  future contract and tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest.

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First Minister’s Reading Challenge Website – Scottish Book Trust

The aim of The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is to foster a love of reading for pleasure in young people and a strong culture of reading in schools and homes in Scotland through an exciting and engaging project for P4 to P7 pupils. The Challenge will begin in August 2016, with an award ceremony to celebrate development and achievement in June 2017.

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge website will be both the home of the key information about the project, including an interactive recommended reading list, and the hub for teachers and librarians to register for the project and submit their class and school information.

Deadline Date: 23/05/16 at 11:00

Road Safety Scotland – Theatre in Education Programme – Transport Scotland

Road Safety Scotland is part of the Scottish Government’s national transport agency, Transport Scotland, and has a remit to develop road safety education materials for educational settings throughout Scotland. Part of this remit has been to use theatre in education as a method of providing road safety education to different sectors of the community, but predominantly school children, since 1990.
The Scottish Government requires a suitably competent and experienced theatre company to work with Road Safety Scotland and its officers to organise and deliver an annual series of road safety plays to primary and secondary schoolchildren and to cross-generational community audiences. The four plays (which have already been written) last around 1 hour and explore road safety issues affecting various age groups. This programme is part of a series of activities which involve different ways of presenting the road safety message. As well as the delivery of the set plays, actors will be involved in carrying out workshop activities on the day. The contractor will organise and deliver a full annual Scotland-wide programme, consisting of three separate tours, co-ordinating dates and arrangements with local venues and schools to meet their individual requirements. This will be done in consultation with the Road Safety Scotland team, and also in liaison with Road Safety Teams in some Local Authorities across Scotland. For areas with no Road Safety Teams, direct liaison with schools is necessary.

Deadline Date: 26/05/16 at 12:00

Museum Display Object Mounting Works – Fife Council

The works comprise the provision of the Museum Display Object Mountings for the new Dunfermline Museum and Art Gallery (DMAG), which is currently under construction. The appointed Contractor will be required to survey the museum display objects, and design and manufacture the required mounts, before then locating the mounts/ objects into position within the museum display cases and at other locations within the new building.
The budget for this project is a maximum of £50,000.00.

Deadline Date: 06/06/16 at 12:00

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Collaborative Framework – North Ayrshire Council

Framework Agreement for the supply and delivery of quality fresh fruit & vegetables, salad ingredients and prepared fruit and vegetables, to Council locations across North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Inverclyde and the Island of Arran, delivering 1-2 times per week to multiple sites within each geographical lot.

Deadline Date: 06/06/16 at 12:00

Foreign economic-aid-related services – DFID

Programme information DFID is seeking a Supplier to serve as Evaluation Manager under its programme for Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use (IFSLU). The Supplier will coordinate a process of evaluation and learning from programme interventions throughout the duration of the contract. Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use is a new centrally-managed programme with the broad aim of catalysing increased private investment in sustainable forestry and ‘0-deforestation’ agriculture. DFID has committed funding of 60 000 000 GBP to an initial phase of the programme, funded from the UK Government’s International Climate Fund (ICF). A technical assistance facility led by Palladium International has been established to manage the programme, offering grants and technical assistance to develop and support public-private partnerships over a 5 year period (November 2015-November 2020). DFID is now seeking an Evaluation Manager to develop and implement an evaluation strategy for Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use, focused primarily on the outcome level of the programme and on learning across programme activities. The services will commence in November 2016 and run for a period of 48 months, at a maximum budget of £1.35m.

Deadline Date: 06/06/16

Provision of Catering Services – Crossreach

To provide catering service to two of our residential care homes for the elderly
CPV: 55500000, 55500000.

Deadline Date: 10/06/16 at 12:00